This is an ideal opportunity for a hobbyist or student to develop and validate their skills!
The work should take 16-24 hours to complete, and involves the following high level steps;
Collect required information from volunteer partners
Set up a local development environment
Encode geoJSON and JSON files with required information
Develop a colour scheme in collaboration with volunteer partners
Modify application source code to implement colour scheme
Add required images to source folder for each point of interest on the tour
Test application locally and make required fixes
Implement application in hosting environment for public use
Minor code changes as required and applicable
Compensation for this position is set at $30/hour.
Computer Girls Facilitator Assistant Hours: Flexible part time
Computer Girls offers computer training to women and young women in the Windsor & Essex County area at no cost. These classes are made possible through a partnership between Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) and Hackforge, with support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The two streams of classes teach computer coding and basic computer skills to women. The Computer Girls Facilitator Assistant will be helping the main Facilitator with program development, teaching, and outreach. This person will work both with Hackforge and Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc.
Assist in instructing coding and basic computer skills classes for women
Promote the classes in the community through social media
Seek out partners in the community
Help develop further curriculum for the program
Recruit women in the IT sector to instruct classes
Working knowledge of computer basics
Computer programming experience
Experience working in a team and taking initiative
Strong communication skills, verbal and written
Teaching experience is an asset
Please send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Computer Girls Facilitator Assistant” by midnight, Sunday, June 28th.
– Must be comfortable (intermediate to advanced level) with computer functionality
– Intermediate – advanced level of Microsoft Office
– Teaching experience OR comfortable speaking to small crowds of up to 15.
– Must be available every other Wednesday nights from 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Curriculum, lesson plans and PowerPoints are provided. No coding/programming knowledge required. This is a PAID contract position.
For more information or to submit a resume, email Program Facilitator, Aisling Douglas at email@example.com.
IT Outreach Coordinator
Job Type: Part-time (8 hours per week)
Hackforge’s IT Outreach program works with Windsor-Essex nonprofits to solve their technical issues. The IT Outreach Coordinator would assess these projects, create work orders, and then help a beginner IT worker to complete the project and follow up.
Some examples of specific projects for local organizations: refurbishing computer labs, RFID swipecard door-entry systems, website development, social media literacy.
Search out nonprofits in need of a technological problem that needs solving
Assess the potential projects and create work orders
Help find workers to complete projects and survey their work
Assess the final outcome and create a report
Promote the IT Outreach projects through social media
A background (academic or professional) in computer analysis or electronics
Experience working independently and taking initiative
Strong communication skills, verbal and written
Customer service experience would be an asset
Please send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “IT Outreach Coordinator” by midnight, February 27th.
Hackforge is pleased to announce a technology support initiative for non-profits in Windsor-Essex. This program matches individuals seeking technology experience with the needs of organizations that would otherwise find it difficult to fund a technology project. Hackforge is a community-driven organization that uses technology to empower local individuals and groups. Hackforge will coordinate the people and resources required for a successful outcome of each projects.
Examples of possible projects include:
networking a small office
creating a secure card entry system
setting up a hosted website
training for Google Apps, WordPress, or other software
Selected projects will receive a proposal for achieving the desired results and an estimate of the timeline to complete the project in consultation with the organization. If you have an idea for a technology project for your non-profit, please send it along and we will help sort out what is possible. Ideas and questions can be sent to:
Community Manager, Hackforge
dylan (at) hack (dot) org
Please contact Dylan by August 31, 2014 if you are interested. Hackforge acknowledges the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for making this initiative possible.